Robert M. Donnelly

Robert M. Donnelly
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Robert M. Donnelly is CMO of Flo-Tite Valves & Controls, a U.S. based supplier of valves and components to the process control industry in North America. A coach, educator, and advisor to founders/CEOs of growing firms, he is a serial entrepreneur, having started, grown and sold several technology based businesses. Previously he held executive positions at IBM, Pfizer and Exxon.

Getting Practical About Practicing Innovation: The Innovator’s DNA

True disruptive innovation is difficult to achieve. In their book, The Innovator's DNA, academics from INSEAD, Harvard and BYU break down the inherent traits that disruptive innovators have in common: associating, questioning, observing, networking, and experimenting.

Do CEOs Read History?

A recent analysis of Microsoft tells a familiar tale, one where an aging CEO loses touch with the core integrity of a brand. It seems that leadership style and age perhaps go hand in hand, and it may not be the right decision to put an older CEO in charge of a growing company.

What CEOs Can Learn from Borders’ Predicament

The cycle repeats itself — again! Bob Donnelly outlines the mistakes that destroyed Borders and offers an interesting solution.

CEO Surprises

How customers and technological advances can shake things up.

Marketing Reminder for CEOs

Brands only get one opportunity to own a position

CEOs and Customers

Customers are in charge now.

What can CEOs learn from Apple?

The i suite of products demonstrates a classic "first mover" marketing lesson

Analytic Software for CEOs

Digging deeper into the evolving treasure trove of data on customers

Interim Managers for CEOs

A sensible alternative to consider

CEO’s Conundrum – Profit Now or Later

How to keep innovation from being smothered by bureaucracy
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